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Claire’s Makeup Recall
My grandchildren love the makeup and accessories sold at Claire's. It's the kind of retailer that targets the younger demographic. Just before Christmas, a Rhode Island mother grew very concerned about the ingredients in glitter makeup she bought for her 6-year-old daughter, so she sent it…
OPINION|Brian Thomas: Getting Your Money’s Worth??
When it comes to government school teachers, do you feel you're getting your money's worth? Let's start with a little non-Common Core mathematics.
These salary figures come courtesy of the U.S. Labor Department, by way of MassLive.
The average New Bedford teachers salary is about $77,28…
Chuck E. Cheese Losing His Head
I can't count the untold number of tokens and long strips of arcade prize tickets I've invested in over the decades with three kids and seven grandchildren. If you're also a Chuck E. aficionado, I've got a great story that has been kept one of their best kept secrets. Company ...
OPINION|Phil Paleologos: Bullard’s Wrongheaded Assessment
John Bullard is a likable guy. I know him to be an attentive listener and someone who must be applauded for his revitalization efforts through local historic preservation. But over the past five years, as one of five regional fisheries administrators of NOAA, John Bullard has made some wayward decis…
OPINION | Barry Richard: Jackson Lee Is Queen Of The Swamp
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is a prime example of what is wrong with government.  Lee's sense of entitlement and self-importance is legendary dating back to 1994 when she was first elected to Congress.
Jackson Lee, who has a history of throwing her weight around to get her way with air…
Throwback Thursday: The Karaoke Blackbelts [VIDEO]
You may have heard WBSM's Phil Paleologos and Tim Weisberg recalling the legendary performance of the Karaoke Blackbelts during the morning show this week. But unless you were there, you may have no idea what went down on this legendary night of rock and roll history.
Opinion|Ken Pittman: Drugs Come to USA With Top Powers Involved
Ninety percent of the world's supply of opium is grown in Afghanistan. The United States is 90-percent of the consumer market for opiates. We have had a strong military presence in Afghanistan since early 2002. There isn't a square mile in that nation we couldn't enter with just a few…
Opinion|Mike Hardman: Worst of Living in Massachusetts
We have great hospitals, the greatest quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick in the history, of like the world, great beaches, the best seafood, awesome college and universities, Dunkin Donuts, best healthcare, the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins, Patriots, and Patriots Day...
Bright Green Meteor Passes Over New Bedford
I saw the meteor that passed over the New England region last night.
I have always read about weird sightings and occurrences in the night sky but have never actually witnesses anything with my own eyes.  Until yesterday that is.
It happened at around 5:50pm as I was driving north on Ashley …

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